Fincantieri considers safeguarding of the natural value of the areas involved in its shipyard activities very important.
To protect these places, which must be preserved, specific and special precautions are put in place in accordance with local legislation.
Italy - Muggiano, Riva Trigoso and Sestri Ponente
The production sites in Muggiano (surface area of 147,000 m2), Riva Trigoso (surface area 173,000 m2) and Sestri Ponente (surface area 237,500 m2) are inside an International Marine Protected Area - Marine Mammal Sanctuary. Therefore activities linked to the flooding of the dock, the production activities carried out on the quay and the sea tests may affect the protected area. The protected area was introduced with the aim of protecting the following marine mammals: finner, cuvier's beaked, whale, bottle-nose, sperm whale, pilot whale, cowfish, common dolphin, common seal.
Italy - Marghera
The production site at Marghera (surface area 370,000 m2), which is on a natural lagoon, is considered part of the UNESCO site - Venice and its Lagoon, and therefore activities linked to the flooding of the dock, the production activities carried out on the quay and the sea tests may affect the protected site.
In the United States Fincantieri Marinette Marine is positioned next to the Menomonee, in Wisconsin (for a surface area of 21,315 m2). The river in question is an area to be protected, especially due to the quality of the waters, the marshland and the ecosystem of aquatic flora and fauna.
As regards the VARD group, the Tulcea shipyard, in Romania, occupies a surface area of about 750,000 m2, adjacent to the Danube Delta, an area protected by UNESCO. The ISO 14001 certification, obtained in 2012, certifies the presence of the precautions required to safeguard the site.
VARD Promar, in Brazil, occupies a surface area of about 800,000 m2 and part of it (250,000 m2) is adjacent to the mangrove forest, considered by WWF to be a biome, that is, one of the fourteen major types of habitat into which the Earth is divided. Also in this case, specific and special precautions are put in place in accordance with local legislation.